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Peter Baker

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"I grew up in a small farm town south of Detroit, moved to Chicago, San Francisco, and then back to Michigan, where I continue to work on and exhibit my photography, while also running my graphic design studio, Elevated Works. Everything I shoot is about exploration and seeing something new. I dig around to find the out-of-the-way areas, the overlooked beauty and the ignored ugliness, and I'm really looking forward to using this project as a great excuse to comb my state for those things."

"I was born and raised in Michigan but have moved around the country for years until recently. Michigan is home, but being here again is bittersweet. The days of a thriving Michigan economy have passed, somewhat quicker than in the rest of the country, like the canary in America's coal mine. But the state is beautiful, the people are smart, resourceful, and hungry to revive the state."